Australia, Steep Point, 15 June 2020

Steep Point, the western most point on the Australian mainland. The first 130 km from the main road is a good graded dirt road and you can maintain 110 kph most of the time but the last 30 km of this track goes through sand dunes, along the beach and some hard limestone corrugations, not for the fainthearted though the locals come here to fish hahaha. Once again you need a vehicle with good ground clearance and you must lower your tyre pressures to 20 psi or lower. You also need to carry your own compressor to reinflate your tyres on the way out.

There was one hill that I bounced down with huge potholes and getting back up it would have been a real problem so I asked the Ranger about this hill when I registered and she said going back the road went around that hill, it was one way only hahaha relief.

The hill

Closeup

The night was completely black, no moon, no clouds or any artificial light and the stars were out in force with the Milky Way and Scorpio clearly visible. Look at the photos in complete darkness on a big screen to get some idea of what I experienced, absolutely amazing. I put the camera on the roof of my car and used the self timer and a 6 second exposure.

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1 Response to Australia, Steep Point, 15 June 2020

  1. Herta Nollet Hellemans says:

    I spotted the blue bird! Thank you so much for sending me these interesting adventures, Chris! The black sky full of stars, incredible, what a wonderful experience. I am so glad you are able to enjoy this kind of travelling. I wish you a happy move, Herta

    El jue., 18 jun. 2020 a las 15:09, Chris’s space () escribió:

    > Chris Desmond posted: “Steep Point, the western most point on the > Australian mainland. The first 130 km from the main road is a good graded > dirt road and you can maintain 110 kph most of the time but the last 30 km > of this track goes through sand dunes, along the beach and some” >

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